Validus Holdings, Ltd. To Release Third Quarter 2012 Financial Results On October 25, 2012

Validus Holdings, Ltd. (“Validus” or the “Company”) (NYSE: VR) announced today that it plans to release its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2012, after the close of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday, October 25, 2012. The Company will hold a conference call for analysts and investors at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern) on Friday, October 26, 2012, to discuss these results.

The conference call may be accessed by dialing 1-800-706-7745 (U.S. callers) or 1-617-614-3472 (International callers) and entering the passcode 61856228. Those who intend to participate in the call should dial in at least 10 minutes in advance. A live webcast of the call will be available online at the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website located at www.validusholdings.com. A replay of the call will be available through November 9, 2012, by dialing 1-888-286-8010 (U.S. callers) or 1-617-801-6888 (International callers) and entering the passcode 86075046. A replay of the webcast will be available at the “Investor Relations” section of the Company’s website.

About Validus Holdings, Ltd.

Validus Holdings, Ltd. is a provider of reinsurance and insurance, conducting its operations worldwide through two wholly-owned subsidiaries, Validus Reinsurance, Ltd. (“Validus Re”) and Talbot Holdings Ltd. (“Talbot”). Validus Re is a Bermuda based reinsurer focused on short-tail lines of reinsurance. Talbot is the Bermuda parent of the specialty insurance group primarily operating within the Lloyd’s insurance market through Syndicate 1183.

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